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An 'Olympic participation meeting' for North and South Korea has been called by the IOC. NEW

A meeting has been called by the International Olymoic Committee for 20th January to reach a decision on the athletes from North Korea to compete at the PyeongChang Games.

As the registration process has passed, a decision is to be reached on the names and number of both athletes and officials from the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK).

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games are kicking off 9th February.

Four parties will be present on 20th at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Switzerland;
  • PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee
  • The National Olympic Committee from the DPRK
  • The National Olympic Committee from the Republic of Korea
  • Government officials & IOC members in both countries
The official protocol of the DPRK is also to be discussed - the flag, anthem, uniform and ceremonies.

“I warmly welcome the joint proposals by the governments of the ROK and DPRK, which have been applauded by so many other governments worldwide,” the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, has commented.

Bach will chair the meeting.

“This is a great step forward in the Olympic spirit and in the spirit of the Olympic Truce Resolution passed by the General Assembly of the United Nations,” Bach continues.

“Now the IOC must take the decisions to make this political commitment a reality.”

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